With Easter this weekend and Mother’s Day not too far off, Spring flowers are at the top of my painting to-do list.
While I enjoy sharing quick little paint projects like the dipdot flowers, I also like paintings that take a few more minutes, but they are well worth the extra time. These seven painting tutorials aren’t difficult at all, either. Each one uses the layering technique (except for the Queen Anne’s Lace) which is nearly foolproof.
Let’s start with the Purple Lilacs, above. Mine aren’t in bloom yet but the white lilacs are. I clipped some today and I’m sitting here enjoying their light, lacey look. So, of course, you know I’ve got to paint some white ones too. But I think you’ll have fun painting the purple ones for now!
Daffodils may be all gone outside but we can still enjoy them inside . . . all we have to do is paint the cheery yellow blossoms. The daffodil painting tutorial isn’t hard at all either and only takes a few colors.
To be honest, I know next-to-nothing about hyacinths. But that doesn’t stop me from painting them. Or anything else I like, for that matter. That’s the fun thing about painting – you can create anything you like. Just like Bob Ross used to say, “It’s your happy little world”.
I painted these purple iris two years ago, ok? I might paint them the same way as I did two years ago but I’ve learned a bit about Photoshop in that time.
That’s my way of apologizing beforehand.
Oh, my little fav paperwhites are long gone too but this is a nice tutorial for ‘underpainting’. You’ll see how to shade white flowers in one easy step.
The same definitely can not be said for this Queen Anne’s Lace tutorial. Actually it isn’t even a tutorial. Yes, it is. Sort of. Read it and you’ll understand what I’m talking about.
Lastly, I have my tulip painting tutorial that is ancient needs to be redone. Oh, there’s nothing wrong with the step by step instructions – it’s just the photos that stink.
But, hey, it’s Spring. Time for rebirth and fresh new starts. Right? And also making new painting tutorials.
What’s your favorite spring flower? Have you painted it before?